#recipe: pancakes (banana & vanilla cinnamon)

Recently, I had this huge craving for pancakes and there were a few types we made. From the savoury scallion pancake to banana pancakes and also vanilla cinnamon pancakes. Today I’d like to share the banana pancakes and vanilla cinnamon pancake recipes for those weekends when you are too lazy to go out yet want something more than the usual bread and jam.

The banana pancakes were really easy to make and if you have ripe bananas, the less sugar you would need to add to it.

  • 2 bananas (or many small ones)
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Oil/butter
  1. Mash the bananas in a bowl.
  2. Sift and add the flour bit by bit until fully incorporated.
  3. Add the baking powder and milk
  4. Stir thoroughly. The consistency should be where it’s not too thick or too runny. You can add a bit of sugar if you like.
  5. Heat up your pan with a bit of oil or butter
  6. Add 1/4 cup of the batter and let the pancake cook for 2 minutes. Once the edges look set or are bubbling, flip and cook on the other side.
  7. Serve the pancakes

There are recipes for banana pancakes where there is no need for flour, which I think is alright except there is also feedback that it may be hard to flip. It may be more suitable if you are making thin pancakes or crepes, but hey if you have experienced differently, please feel free to let me know.


This recipe made about 8 pancakes for us and the sides were slightly crunchy (Yum!)

The vanilla and cinnamon pancakes, I decided to use this recipe I found on Pinterest: http://thefoodcharlatan.com/2016/03/10/the-best-pancakes-ive-ever-made/

You find many recipes but I think this was a really awesome recipe! It’s for plain pancakes but I added in 1/2 tsp of cinnamon and also 1 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract. Of course I opted for oil instead of bacon grease and did not stick them into the oven, but it was well tasty even when you just have them on the pan for 2 to 3 minutes each side. I liked that the recipe also used buttermilk.

This recipe made quite a big stack of pancakes but AK and Mr Grumpy really enjoyed them. The edges were crunchy, they were fluffy and the cinnamon left such a nice feeling in our tummies.



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